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MA in Clinical Psychology with MFT (Day Format) Program Learning Outcomes

GSEP is committed to a learner-centered approach in the programs we offer. Each program has a set of objectives that a student graduating from the program is expected to achieve. The knowledge and skills taught in the program might be introduced in some courses. In other courses, students are asked to apply knowledge by practicing skills and demonstrating their abilities. Within the program, the values and dispositional attributes important for individuals entering the profession are emphasized.

Graduates of the MA in Clinical Psychology (Daytime Format) program will be expected to achieve the following objectives:

  • PLO 1: Students will demonstrate basic competency in Family Systems and Counseling theories, psychopathology, and clinical modes (models, approaches, techniques, including principles of recovery-oriented care, etc.), simultaneously appreciating multiple dimensions of diversity.
  • PLO 2: Students will integrate knowledge of how various cultures, dimensions of diversity and social stress impact both clinical work and mental health/recovery.
  • PLO 3: Students will apply interpersonal communication and presentation skills which are related to high-integrity and effective practice.
  • PLO 4: Students will exhibit entry-level (or basic) skills in interviewing, assessment, diagnosis and clinical treatment skills.
  • PLO 5: Students will demonstrate entry-level understanding of how to appropriately utilize clinical research to inform clinical practice.